Canvas Pencil Pouches

Friday, July 7, 2017

Happy Friday! As I've mentioned before, I love working on small projects. They're great instant gratification, especially in between quilt finishes. This week I have some cute little pouches to share!

As soon as my friend Anna posted her Canvas Pencil Pouch Tutorial, I dug into my canvas stash. I love to buy canvas prints, but I'm not always the best about using them.

I love using these donut pull metal zippers, and they definitely take these simple pouches up a notch in my opinion! I used leather cording to make little pulls. I buy my metal zippers from Zipit (these pouches take 10" zips).

First up, a pouch for my Mom's birthday! For her pouch I used this scrap of Yoyogi Park canvas, which is so cheerful. Plus some Euclid for the lining.

Next up, a pouch for my friend Amanda's birthday! I cut into my Rough Cut fat quarters for her pouch. Maybe now I'll be brave enough to cut into the rest of this collection.

Finally, a pouch for me! I used this adorable Tinies canvas paired with a cute lime Mochi Dot for the lining.

I love how these pouches turned out, and it was a great excuse to use some canvas. I'm looking forward to making more, including some with a pieced exterior.

Happy Sewing!


  1. I love them all! I usually use zippers with nylon teeth, but the metal looks so much more sophisticated. I may have to make an order of them soon!

  2. they're adorable! And so happy all together like that. :)

  3. I just adore these. Great idea for a quick between quilt project! Have you ever made a round zipper pouch?

    1. I think this is the only round zipper pouch I've made:

  4. Really cute - I hate to ask you this, but how difficult are they to make? I'm not a zipper fan...

    1. I didn't think they were hard, but I do make a lot of zipper pouches!


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